In a rather kind gesture, the developer behind the I’ve Got to Run! games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U has put her game on sale for one cent to respect the tragic passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. I’ve Got to Run!: Complete Edition for Nintendo 3DS is available for 10 cents, while I’ve Got to Run! for Wii U is available for one cent for this week only. The developer actually wanted to make the games free, but sadly that wasn’t possible. The proceeds of the games will go to charity firm Cancer Research.
“Hello. As some of you may have seen, I’ve Got to Run! (Wii U eShop) and I’ve Got to Run: Complete Edition! (Nintendo 3DS eShop) are $0.01 and $0.10 respectively in North America. I just wanted to take a brief second to explain why. Nintendo was not only the reason I got into making games, but they were the reason that I grew to love games as a passion as a kid. From Mario to Zelda to Metroid.”
“Nintendo’s games have always had an immediate appeal. I’ve tried to apply many of Nintendo’s own game philosophies as well. The late President of Nintendo Co., Ltd, Mr. Satoru Iwata, once said that “Games are to be one thing. Fun. Fun for everyone.” While games can be more than fun – they can make you think, make you cry, and bring people together, the core of every game should be an enjoyable experience. It is with this statement in mind that until 9 AM PT on July 18th, both of my games on Nintendo’s platforms are available at their lowest ever prices – and the lowest prices on the eShop period.”
“I want to completely remove the barrier to entry for enjoying a quick game. I hope you pick it up, and if they bring you even one minute of happiness, I’ll feel I’ve done my job. I appreciate all of your support, and hope that my humble games can bring a smile to your face in these tough times.”
Thanks, Syrenne McNulty 4 Corner Games.
Props to Portaldark and Resstario for sending this in.